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Dodgers Minor League Ranking Recap

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This post serves as a recap of my ranking of the Dodgers minor league system. At the bottom of this post you will find where each player was ranked, how they were acquired, their date of birth, current age, height, weight, and handedness. In addition, I have included a listing of the players who were signed or acquired by the Dodgers after I set my ranking and meet my qualifications as a "prospect" (i.e. under 28 years old, still considered a rookie, etc). For each of these players I have also included a brief recap, and estimate approximately where they would rank in the system.

Wilkin De La Rosa, LHP, 26 years old, 6’0”, 185 lbs – Signed by the Yankees in 2001 out of the Dominican Republic, Wilkin De La Rosa was an outfielder for 5 seasons before moving to the mound in 2007. He was added to the Yankees’ 40 man roster after the 2008 season, and was ranked by Baseball America as the Yankees’ 19th best prospect heading in to the 2009 season. He had a 5.33 ERA in 2010, however, and was DFA last September. Back in 2009 he was hitting 94 mph, and he has an average slider and changeup. He has a career 3.27 ERA and 9.2 K/9. He probably would have ranked in the 40 – 50 range.

Michael Antonini, LHP, 25.75 years old, 6’2”, 185 lbs – Originally selected by the Mets in the 18th round of the 2007 draft, Michael Antonini’s professional career got off to a great start and ranked as the Mets’ 15th best prospect heading into the 2009 season. Since then, however, his career has stalled in the upper minor leagues. He spent most of 2010 in AA and for the season had a 4.49 ERA and 7.0 K/9. Described as a crafty lefty, he doesn’t throw real hard but has a plus changeup. He probably would have ranked in the 50 – 60 range.

Stuart Pomeranz, RHP, 26.25 years old, 6’7”, 220 lbs – Stuart Pomeranz is the older brother of Drew Pomeranz, who was the 5th overall pick of the Indians in the 2010 draft. Stuart was also a high pick back in the day, going in the 2nd round to the Cardinals back in 2003. He was ranked as the Cardinals #5 prospect heading into the 2005 season and reached AA as a 20 year old, but since then things have gone downhill for the big right-hander. He had shoulder surgery in 2007 and missed most of 2007, and then was released in 2008. He played independent ball in 2009, and was with the Rockies AA team in 2010. Before his injury he was throwing in the low 90’s with a knuckle-curve and changeup. He probably would have ranked in the 70 – 80 range.

Scott Nestor, RHP, 26.5 years old, 6’4”, 225 lbs – Scott Nestor was born in La Canada, and was selected by the Marlins in the 14th round of the 2003 draft. He’s had an up and down career, and the Dodgers are his fifth organization. I couldn’t really find any good scouting reports on him, but he has a solid pitching frame, has a career K/9 of 9.6, and ranked as the Marlins’ 25th best prospect heading into the 2008 season. He probably would have ranked in the 80 – 90 range.

Alexis Pacheco, RHP, 23.25 years old, 6’0”, 194 lbs – There isn’t much information on Alexis Pacheco. All I see is that he pitched in the Venezuelan Summer League in 2007 and 2009 for the Pirates, and has a did very well with a 2.19 ERA in 37 career innings. I have no idea what happened to him in 2008 or 2010, but the Dodgers apparently signed the 23 year old this off-season. He probably would have ranked in the 140 – 150 range.

Orlando Mercado, C, 26 years old, 5’9”, 220 lbs – Orlando Mercado was selected in the 6th round of the 2003 draft by the Diamondbacks, and he spent 7 seasons with Arizona before joining Atlanta in 2010. He is a career .258 hitter, and has spent parts of the last two seasons in AAA. His father is Orlando Mercado Sr., who was also a catcher and played 17 professional seasons, including parts of 8 seasons in the MLB. He probably would have ranked in the 130 – 140 range.

Michael Richard, SS, 26.5 years old, 5’11”, 180 lbs – Originally selected by Oakland in the 11th round of the 2007 draft, Michael Richard was traded to the White Sox during the 2010 season. He was released after the season and recently signed by the Dodgers. He has a career .270 minor league average, a .687 OPS, and 4 total homers. Seems like he will be filling the role of a backup middle infielder for AA in 2011. He probably would have ranked in the 150 – 160 range.

Rank Name Acquired DOB Age Height Weight B/T
1 Zach Lee 2010, 1st 9/13/1991 19.42 6' 4" 210 R
2 Jerry Sands 2008, 25th 9/28/1987 23.38 6' 4" 225 R
3 Devaris Gordon 2008, 4th 4/22/1988 22.81 5' 11" 150 L
4 Chris Withrow 2007, 1st 4/1/1989 21.87 6' 3" 195 R
5 Rubby De La Rosa Signed 7/2/07, Dom Lg in 2007 3/4/1989 21.94 6' 1" 170 R
6 Kenley Jansen Signed 11/17/04, GLC in 2005 9/30/1987 23.37 6' 6" 220 R
7 Ethan Martin 2008, 1st 6/6/1989 21.69 6' 2" 195 R
8 Trayvon Robinson 2005, 10th 9/1/1987 23.45 5' 11" 195 S
9 Carl Webster 2008, 18th 2/10/1990 21.00 6' 3" 185 R
10 Garrett Gould 2009, 2nd 7/19/1991 19.57 6' 4" 190 R
11 Scott Elbert 2004, 1st 8/13/1985 25.50 6' 1" 215 L
12 Jonathan Garcia 2009, 8th 11/11/1991 19.26 5' 11" 175 R
13 James Baldwin 2010, 4th 10/10/1991 19.34 6' 3" 190 L
14 Aaron Miller 2009, 1st 9/18/1987 23.40 6' 3" 200 L
15 Nathan Eovaldi 2008, 11th 2/13/1990 21.00 6' 3" 195 R
16 Ralston Cash 2010, 2nd 8/20/1991 19.48 6' 1" 197 R
17 Kyle Russell 2008, 3rd 6/27/1986 24.63 6' 5" 195 L
18 Joshua Lindblom 2008, 2nd 6/15/1987 23.66 6' 5" 240 R
19 Jake Lemmerman 2010, 5th 5/4/1989 21.78 6' 1" 192 R
20 Blake Smith 2009, 2nd 12/9/1987 23.18 6' 2" 220 L
21 Leon Landry 2010, 3rd 9/20/1989 21.40 5' 11" 185 L
22 Joc Pederson 2010, 11th 4/21/1992 18.81 6' 1" 185 L
23 Pedro Baez Signed 1/22/07, GCL in 2007 3/11/1988 22.92 6' 2" 195 R
24 Matthew Magill 2008, 31st 11/10/1989 21.26 6' 3" 190 R
25 Ivan De Jesus 2005, 2nd 5/1/1987 23.79 5' 11" 190 R
26 Brian Cavazos-Galvez 2009, 12th 5/17/1987 23.74 6' 0" 215 R
27 Scott Schebler 2010, 26th 10/6/1990 20.35 6' 1" 208 L
28 Javier Solano Signed 3/1/08, Ogden in 2008 3/31/1990 20.87 6' 0" 177 R
29 Javy Guerra 2004, 4th 10/31/1985 25.28 6' 0" 205 R
30 Jon Link Trade with White Sox (Pierre) 3/23/1984 26.89 6' 1" 190 R
31 Mario Songco 2009, 4th 9/9/1988 22.43 6' 0" 190 L
32 Brandon Martinez 2009, 7th 11/25/1990 20.22 6' 4" 150 R
33 Travis Schlichting Signed as FA Oct 2007 10/19/1984 26.32 6' 4" 190 R
34 Russell Mitchell 2003, 15th 2/15/1985 25.99 5' 11" 205 R
35 Austin Gallagher 2007, 3rd 11/16/1988 22.24 6' 5" 210 L
36 Derek Cone 2010, 31st 6/20/1990 20.65 6' 5" 210 R
37 Anthony Delmonico 2008, 6th 4/27/1987 23.80 6' 0" 194 R
38 Stephen Ames 2009, 17th 3/15/1988 22.91 6' 1" 205 R
39 Geison Aguasviva Signed 12/15/05, Dom Lg in 2006 8/3/1987 23.53 6' 2" 166 L
40 Alfredo Silverio Signed 11/13/03, Dom Lg in 2004 5/6/1987 23.77 6' 0" 205 R
41 Nick Akins 2009, 19th 12/25/1987 23.13 6' 1" 220 R
42 Carlos Frias Signed 1/3/07, Dom Lg in 2007 11/13/1989 21.25 6' 4" 170 R
43 Jamie Hoffmann Signed 9/2/03, GCL in 2004 8/20/1984 26.48 6' 3" 235 R
44 Greg Wilborn 2009, 18th 6/3/1987 23.70 6' 2" 175 L
45 Justin, Miller 2007, 6th 8/2/1987 23.53 6' 2" 190 R
46 Allen St. Clair 2008, 7th 7/30/1986 24.54 6' 5" 225 L
47 Luis Vasquez Signed 10/20/03, Dom Lg in 2005 4/3/1986 24.86 6' 4" 192 R
48 Justin Sellers Acquired from Cubs, AA in 2009 2/1/1986 25.03 5' 10" 160 R
49 Brent Leach 2005, 6th 11/18/1982 28.24 6' 5" 215 L
50 James Adkins 2007, 1st 11/26/1985 25.21 6' 6" 230 L
51 Ryan Christenson 2010, 7th 1/11/1989 22.09 6' 1" 185 L
52 Noel Cuevas 2010, 21st 10/2/1991 19.36 6' 2" 187 R
53 Timothy Sexton 2007, 25th 6/10/1987 23.68 6' 6" 185 R
54 Shawn Tolleson 2010, 30th 1/19/1988 23.07 6' 2" 215 R
55 Scott Van Slyke 2005, 14th 7/24/1986 24.56 6' 5" 195 R
56 Jeremy Wise 2009, 5th 6/2/1986 24.70 6' 0" 210 R
57 Jeffrey Hunt 2009, 15th 2/13/1991 20.00 6' 2" 190 L
58 Jaime Pedroza 2007, 9th 9/12/1986 24.42 5' 8" 167 S
59 Matthew Kirkland 2010, 12th 3/13/1991 19.92 6' 2" 210 R
60 Gustavo Gomez Dominican League, 2008 5/24/1991 19.72 6' 1" 150 R
61 Josh Wall 2005, 2nd 1/21/1987 24.06 6' 6" 190 R
62 Gorman Erickson 2006, 15th 3/11/1988 22.92 6' 4" 220 S
63 Beyker Fructuoso Signed 7/9/07, GCL in 2008 4/8/1990 20.85 6' 3" 195 R
64 Robert Coyle 2010, 10th 3/6/1989 21.94 6' 1" 215 L
65 Matthew, Wallach 2007, 22nd 2/17/1986 24.99 6' 1" 205 L
66 Tae-Hyeok Nam Signed 6/16/09 3/13/1991 19.92 6' 2" 215 R
67 Steven Caseres 2008, 9th 3/26/1987 23.89 6' 4" 220 L
68 Michael Pericht 2009, 16th 5/23/1988 22.72 6' 5" 235 R
69 Bladimir Franco Signed 7/6/07, Dom Lg in 2008 2/4/1991 20.02 6' 1" 172 R
70 Arismendy Ozoria Dominican League, 2009 8/7/1990 20.52 6' 0" 195 R
71 Leonel Beras Signed 10/22/07, Dom Lg in 2008 5/7/1991 19.77 5' 11" 143 L
72 Jon Michael Redding 2008, 5th 11/16/1987 23.24 6' 1" 195 R
73 Abdiel Velasquez Dominican League, 2010 3/4/1993 17.94 6' 3" 184 R
74 Rafael Ynoa Dominican League, 2006 8/7/1987 23.52 6' 0" 180 R
75 Jackson Mateo Dominican League, 2010 8/22/1992 18.48 6' 0" 193 R
76 Kazuya Takano Signed November 2010 high school
77 Blake Dean 2010, 8th 2/25/1988 22.97 6' 1" 175 L
78 Steve Domecus 2010, 9th 6/29/1987 23.62 6' 3" 220 R
79 Yimi Garcia Dominican League, 2009 8/18/1990 20.49 6' 1" 175 R
80 David Pfeiffer 2003, 14th 8/17/1985 25.49 6' 3" 190 L
81 Andrew Suiter 2009, 10th 6/10/1987 23.68 6' 3" 210 L
82 Chris Jacobs 2007, 17th 11/25/1988 22.21 6' 5" 257 R
83 Travis Denker 2003, 21st, and re-signed May 2010 8/5/1985 25.52 5' 9" 205 R
84 Jan Vazquez 2009, 6th 4/29/1991 19.79 5' 10" 165 S
85 Devon Ethier 2010, 32nd 6/4/1990 20.69 6' 0" 165 R
86 Kazuki Nishijima Signed November 2010 college
87 Jesse Bosnik 2010, 13th 7/23/1988 22.56 6' 2" 205 L
88 Joel Lima Dominican League, 2008 8/7/1989 21.52 6' 0" 165 R
89 Jaime Ortiz 2006, 7th 7/14/1988 22.58 6' 1" 220 L
90 Logan Bawcom 2010, 17th 11/2/1988 22.28 6' 2" 200 R
91 Enlly Morales Signed 10/12/07, Dom Lg in 2008 9/13/1989 21.42 5' 11" 168 R
92 Joseph Paxson 2009, 13th 7/28/1986 24.54 6' 3" 250 R
93 Daniel Tamares Signed 9/26/06, Dom Lg in 2007 12/20/1989 21.15 6' 3" 170 R
94 Carlos De Aza Signed 10/24/07, Dom Lg in 2008 5/4/1990 20.78 6' 3" 178 R
95 Edwin Contreras Signed 11/28/06, GCL in 2007 9/17/1988 22.40 6' 2" 165 R
96 Andrew Pevsner 2010, 16th 10/15/1988 22.33 6' 3" 205 L
97 Matthew Sartor Signed 7/24/07, Ogden in 2007 8/18/1984 26.49 6' 6" 250 R
98 John Patterson 2010, 29th 5/11/1987 23.76 6' 3" 210 R
99 Pedro Guerrero Signed 7/10/06, Dom Lg in 2006 12/3/1988 22.19 6' 3" 181 R
100 Steven Matre 2010, 39th 5/21/1988 22.73 6' 2" 185 R
101 Eric Krebs Trade with Pirates (Delwyn Young) 5/16/1985 25.74 6' 3" 210 R
102 Alberto Bastardo Signed as FA 1/13/06, Bal in 2002 4/6/1984 26.85 6' 0" 160 L
103 Nick Buss 2008, 8th 12/15/1986 24.16 6' 0" 180 L
104 Moises Tamarez Dominican League, 2009 3/6/1992 18.94 6' 3" 195 R
105 Bryant Hernandez 2009, 9th 3/5/1988 22.94 5' 8" 170 R
106 Beau Brett 2010, 35th 7/14/1989 21.58 6' 3" 185 L
107 Andres, Santiago 2007, 16th 10/26/1989 21.30 6' 2" 200 R
108 Ji-Mo Lee Signed 5/24/09 10/30/1986 24.29 6' 1" 188 R
109 Bolivar Medina Signed in 2007, Dom Lg in 2007 7/11/1988 22.59 6' 2" 175 L
110 Giordanny Chavez Dominican League, 2009 4/19/1991 19.82 6' 3" 185 R
111 Robert Boothe Signed 12/5/07, Ogden in 2008 1/30/1986 25.03 6' 2" 190 R
112 Chris Henderson 2009, 21st 6/23/1988 22.64 5' 11" 190 R
113 Jose Dominguez Signed 7/2/07, Dom Lg in 2008 8/7/1990 20.52 6' 0" 180 R
114 Casio Grider 2009, 14th 8/17/1987 23.49 6' 1" 165 R
115 Mario Alvarez Signed 1/16/03, Dom Lg in 2004 3/26/1984 26.88 6' 0" 205 R
116 Francisco Felix Signed 2/19/03, Dom Lg in 2003 7/28/1983 27.55 5' 11" 191 R
117 Jesus Castillo 2003, 27th 5/31/1984 26.70 6' 0" 195 R
118 Anthony Jackson PTNL in trade for Dotel 6/17/1984 26.66 5' 8" 175 S
119 William Savage Signed 2/2/10, LoA in 2010 8/25/1984 26.47 6' 4" 210 R
120 Brian Ruggiano 2008, 23rd 6/9/1986 24.68 6' 0" 175 R
121 Nick Gaudi 2009, 30th 8/2/1986 24.53 6' 5" 215 R
122 Jimmy Marshall 2009, 23rd 4/13/1987 23.84 6' 6" 195 R
123 Elian Herrera Signed 5/14/03, Dom Lg in 2003 2/1/1985 26.03 5' 11" 190 S
124 Steve Smith Signed in 2008, GCL in 2008 5/15/1986 24.75 6' 2" 215 R
125 Alexis Aguilar Dominican League, 2008 6/17/1991 19.66 5' 11" 162 R
126 Luis Ferreras Signed 3/30/07, Dom Lg in 2007 12/28/1989 21.13 5' 9" 150 R
127 Ramon Jean Signed 3/12/07, Dom Lg in 2007 10/10/1987 23.34 6' 0" 160 R
128 Abdul Nieto Dominican League, 2009 (signed in 2008) 12/9/1991 19.18 6' 3" 180 R
129 Jordan Roberts 2008, 28th 1/5/1986 25.10 6' 1" 180 L
130 Arce Rodriguez Dominican League, 2010 12/10/1992 18.17 6' 0" 191 R
131 Alex Garabedian 2007, 8th 8/26/1985 25.46 6' 2" 210 R
132 Gregory Pena Dominican League, 2010 12/16/1991 19.16 6' 0" 175 S
133 Clay Calfee 2008, 14th 6/2/1986 24.70 6' 6" 220 L
134 Luis Mesa Dominican League, 2009 7/13/1990 20.59 6' 4" 170 R
135 Chris Handke 2009, 41st 3/19/1988 22.90 6' 11" 235 R
136 Austin King 2009, 31st 12/1/1988 22.20 6' 2" 200 R
137 Andrew Edge 2010, 24th 12/31/1987 23.12 6' 2" 230 R
138 Antonio Castillo Signed 3/30/07, Dom Lg in 2007 3/5/1988 22.94 5' 11" 180 L
139 Yimy Rodriguez 2010, 27th 9/1/1987 23.45 6' 2" 215 R
140 Ariel Pena Dominican League, 2010 1/8/1992 19.10 6' 4" 208 R
141 Eduardo Perez Signed 3/4/02, Dom Lg in 2003 8/30/1984 26.45 6' 1" 175 S
142 Vladimir Martinez Dominican League, 2010 6/26/1992 18.63 6' 2" 173 S
143 Bret Montgomery 2010, 46th 8/6/1985 25.52 6' 6" 250 R
144 Christian Lara Trade with Red Sox, Apr 2008 4/11/1985 25.84 5' 11" 150 S
145 Thomas Melgarejo Signed 12/1/2005, GCL in 2006 1/10/1987 24.09 6' 1" 216 L
146 Robert, Blevins 2007, 13th 1/16/1985 26.07 6' 0" 200 R
147 Jake McCarter Signed in 2008, GCL in 2008 8/31/1984 26.45 6' 2" 200 R
148 Jessie Mier 2007, 12th 3/5/1985 25.94 6' 1" 215 R
149 Chance Gilmore 2010, 25th 4/1/1987 23.87 5' 11" 187 L
150 Pete Budkevics Signed 6/28/10 as NDFA 10/14/1987 23.33 6' 2" 165 R
151 Mike Drowne 2010, 28th 7/28/1988 22.54 5' 10" 175 R
152 Irvit Mendez Dominican League, 2008 4/11/1990 20.84 6' 6" 225 R
153 BJ Larosa 2010, 23rd 4/28/1988 22.79 6' 2" 200 R
154 Leo Rodriguez Dominican League, 2010 12/11/1991 19.17 5' 11" 160 R
155 Marlon Urriola Signed 5/25/06, Dom Lg in 2006 7/1/1988 22.62 6' 2" 165 R
156 Josmar Cordero Dominican League, 2010 9/10/1991 19.43 5' 10" 175 R
157 Jose Capellan Dominican League, 2009 10/10/1990 20.34 6' 0" 190 R
158 Raul Burgos AA Rule 5 Draft from SF, Dec 2009 8/18/1987 23.49 6' 1" 210 R
159 Adner Ruiz Signed as FA, Dominican League, 2010 4/1/1989 21.87 6' 1" 180 L
160 Eric Thompson 2006, 23rd 4/4/1988 22.86 6' 6" 210 R
161 Roman Pena Trade with Indians for Mattingly 9/2/1986 24.45 6' 0" 190 L
162 Gari Tavarez Dominican League, 2006 10/26/1987 23.30 6' 0" 170 R
163 Pedro Tavarez Signed 3/12/07, Dom Lg in 2007 6/28/1987 23.63 6' 0" 198 R
164 Chris Gutierrez Signed 3/1/10, HiA in 2010 3/12/1984 26.92 5' 9" 185 R
165 Charlie Mirabal Signed 3/1/07, Dom Lg in 2007 4/2/1987 23.87 5' 11" 164 R
166 Jesus Rodriguez Signed 1/20/05, Ogden in 2006 9/13/1985 25.42 6' 0" 180 R
167 Cody White 2003, 12th 2/27/1985 25.96 6' 3" 185 L
168 Jose Ramirez Dominican League, 2009 9/24/1988 22.38 6' 2" 200 R
169 Joseph Lincoln 2010, 34th 9/16/1988 22.41 6' 4" 210 R
170 Carlos Mercedes Dominican League, 2009 7/26/1991 19.55 6' 2" 190 R
171 Stetson Banks 2009, 22nd 1/14/1988 23.08 6' 1" 185 R
172 Ivan Eugenia Dominican League, 2009 9/17/1991 19.41 6' 1" 185 R
173 Joseph Becker Signed 1/11/07, GCL in 2007 11/8/1985 25.26 5' 11" 175 R
174 Keyter Collado Signed 5/27/04, Dom Lg in 2004 6/8/1986 24.68 5' 11" 178 R
175 Faustino Oguisten Dominican League, 2009 1/17/1991 20.07 6' 2" 165 R
176 Delvis Morales Dominican League, 2010 8/29/1990 20.46 6' 1" 146 S
177 Adam Dedeaux Signed 7/1/10 - NDFA 7/1/1986 24.62 6' 0" 200 L
178 Florencio Bustillos Dominican League, 2009 4/17/1989 21.82 6' 0" 209 R
179 Webster Rivas Dominican League, 2010 8/8/1990 20.51 6' 0" 195 R
180 Leandro De Dios Dominican League, 2010 6/20/1989 21.65 5' 11" 184 R
181 Luis Rosano Dominican League, 2009 4/25/1991 19.80 6' 2" 190 R
182 Andres Perez Signed 8/9/09 5/23/1984 26.72 6' 0" 200 R
183 Josh Walter Signed 6/27/08, Ogden in 2008 4/5/1985 25.86 6' 4" 250 R
184 Miguel Sanfler Signed 10/2/2002, Dom Lg in 2003 10/5/1984 26.35 5' 11" 165 L
185 Ariel Botello Dominican League, 2010 11/15/1989 21.24 6' 2" 217 R
186 Jorky Infante Dominican League, 2009 2/24/1991 19.97 6' 0" 155 S
187 Steve Cilladi 2009, 33rd 3/15/1987 23.92 5' 9" 182 R
188 Victor Araujo Dominican League, 2010 11/9/1989 21.26 5' 11" 171 R
189 Johan Garcia Signed 4/19/05, Dom Lg in 2005 9/6/1986 24.44 6' 0" 170 R
190 Ronny Lugo Dominican League, 2009 2/18/1990 20.98 6' 2" 170 R
191 Ricardo De La Rosa Dominican League, 2010 4/19/1991 19.82 6' 0" 184 R
192 Gabriel Gutierrez Signed in 2002, Dom Lg in 2002 11/24/1983 27.22 5' 11" 190 R
193 David Iden 2009, 35th 3/4/1987 23.95 5' 9" 160 R
194 Railing Feliz Dominican League, 2010 7/17/1991 19.58 5' 11" 184 R
195 Angelo Ponte Signed 6/15/10 as NDFA 12/16/1986 24.16 5' 11" 215 R
196 Aris Angeles Dominican League, 2010 9/9/1989 21.43 6' 0" 179 R
197 J.J. Whetsel Signed 3/29/10 - NDFA—Troy 10/31/1984 26.28 6' 1" 190 R
198 Jose Lugo Dominican League, 2009 6/19/1990 20.65 6' 1" 200 R
199 Frank De Jesus Dominican League, 2010 6/4/1988 22.69 6' 1" 192 S
200 Ricardo Rivas Signed 3/4/10 out of Dodger tryout 2/12/1984 27.00 6' 1" 180 R